Tag: Australia

Attracted to Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island accora Cleveland Bay from Townsville, Queensland

Just twenty minutes by ferry from northern Queensland’s Townsville, across Cleveland Bay lies the tropical paradise (and Townsville suburb) of Magnetic Island. Named after an incident where Captain Cook’s navigational instruments went on the blink, there’s (sadly) nothing actually magnetic about the place but there’s still plenty of attraction. The foot passenger ferry is packed with

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Liquid Christmas

Four Mile Beach, Port Douglas, Queensland QLD

Port Douglas, Far North Queensland No not an alcohol-bathed celebration- although alcohol was involved- but a trip to Far North Queensland (FNQ) for the Festive- and wet- season. Port Douglas, a small holiday town an hour’s drive north of Cairns, is a magnet for holidaymakers. Sitting at the northernmost end of Four Mile Beach, the

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Suburbs of Sydney V: Cafe society and classic cars in Balmain

View from Balmain Pier, Sydney,New South Wales

  Just 6 km across Sydney Harbour from the CBD (Central Business District) lies the genteel suburb of Balmain. The area has come a long way since its pre-colonial use as a kangaroo hunting ground, a nineteenth century working class industrial hub, and the birthplace of the Australian Labor Party. Workers cottages and terraces are

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